If you are searching online, you will get to know that the easy workaround to make MXF videos editable in FCP is to encode MXF format to Apple ProRes which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple. There are a lot of Apps on Google can help you achieve the goal. However, if you wanna get the best result after conversion, you'd better choose Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac
The program is a professional yet decent Mac MXF to ProRes Converter which can help you transcode mxf to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for Final Cut Pro with several simple steps. Besides, the mac tool also supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Encode MXF to Apple ProRes for editing
Launch the program and click "Add " button to import the MXF files to the top MXF to ProRes Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.
Click on the "Format" bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format. Sweet Reminder: FCP 7 older version only can work with Apple PreRes 422 MOV format.
If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Tap Convert button to start transcoding MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.
After conversion, you can click "Open" button to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. Enjoy!